Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Its bay beach is popular with swimmers, fishermen, yachtsmen and kitesurfers. Its ocean beach (which is not patrolled) is also popular with surfers. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. A myth to many tourists and locals for the towns capacity to ruin ugg boot's is still unsolved.